New East Cavan bus route welcomed

New bus route will connect Shercock and Carrickmacross to Dundalk.

The announcement of a new bus route that will provide 11 daily trips to Dundalk and service the east of the county has been welcomed locally.

The new bus route will connect Shercock and Carrickmacross to Dundalk.

Welcoming this improvement to local link services, Cavan Monaghan TD Brendan Smith said: “Enhanced routes on our public transport network in addition to the fare reductions introduced by Government, make it easier for people to be able to access and choose public transport as their preferred way of travelling.”

Party colleague and local TD Niamh Smyth added that the announcement would have “far-reaching” benefits for households, communities and businesses across Cavan, Monaghan and Louth.

“Public transport is not only an environmentally friendly option but also socially inclusive and can be a cheaper way to get around. This new route will connect more people with who and what matters to them.”

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Robbie Gallagher meanwhile stated that Fianna Fáil's vision for rural Ireland is “ambitious”, and rural transport is a “key priority” within the Programme for Government.

“Fianna Fáil in Government is very conscious of the need to connect people and places in rural as well as urban areas, with accessible, integrated, and sustainable public transport,” he said.